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Cafe at Book-ish

18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
+44 1873 811256
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very difficult place to give an overall rating to: For concept: a cafe within a bookshop 10/5 For cleanliness 5/5 For being dog friendly 5/5 - and even the bookshop is which is fabulous This is quite a disappointing place. I loved...More

3  Thank Brentwood-person
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How wonderful to see a fully stocked book shop full of fun, interesting and unusual books and gifts. If you cant find what you need in here you probably don't need it. To add to the shopping experience there is a fantastic coffee shop with...More

Thank rhianrf
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Good,prompt service and lovely food,nice to be offered something different from the run of the mill fare normally offered in other cafes, good coffee,at a very reasonable price. Well done Book-ish,we'll be back!!!!

Thank TonyEvs19
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice place, with lovely looking cakes, good coffee, free fast wifi, and lots of lovely seating upstairs, but unbelievably sedate service. Even though there was at least four members of staff on duty, and only six tables occupied in the whole cafe, it still took over...More

1  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

First visit here - it was really lovely. Lovely bara brith and coffee and friendly service and atmosphere. Very clean decor and we will definitely visit again.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The cafe at Book-ish is delightful Attractive in appearance - light and the service excellent. I remember when Book-ish used to be the Cheese Press....and was a little concerned when I first went there that the old charm would be gone. However, it is much...More

Thank Janet w
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Luke warm coffee and hot chocolate had to be returned and stale cake not the first time this has happened but will not be visiting again. Lots of other cafes to visit in Crickhowell.

1  Thank Vix1978ds
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This is a cafe in a new extension behind the bookshop o the hight street. They serve a good range of light lunches which are tasty and freshly prepared. the staff are very pleasant and you can browse the bookshop while you wait.

Thank alexander g
Reviewed 5 June 2018

A nice little cafe off the main street. Nice food with good coffee and a great selection of cakes. Stopped off for a quick lunch was was pleasantly surprised. Good and friendly service. A little expensive, but good quality.

Thank infoH255KV
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch, and although the staff are very nice there is a lack of management. We ordered veg chilli and water- the water took 10 mins and they chilli about 40 mins. The chilli was really nice but too much rice and...More

2  Thank RussSWLondon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Crickhowell
  • Phone Number: +44 1873 811256
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We are a friendly, independent cafe serving locally roasted coffee, homemade cakes, snacks and lunches. We use award-winning, local suppliers wherever possible and pride ourselves on offering fresh, homemade food. We have a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available.
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